Obituaries

Funeral Mass Saturday in East Hampton
Through more than 20 years as a public school teacher and many years volunteering with organizations such as the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons and the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society, Joy Lupoletti’s life on the East End was characterized by a call to public service.

Ada E. Edwards, one of nine children born to James C. Eichhorn Jr. and the former Angeline Miller, grew up on Meeting House Lane in Amagansett before washing machines or dishwashers were invented, and, as her parents’ third child and eldest daughter, was her mother’s right hand.
Alison Aldredge, a Southampton resident and early childhood teacher who had been the early childhood program coordinator and lead teacher at the Ross School in East Hampton, died while traveling in Oregon with her husband on July 5, three days short...
Edward Black, a longtime resident of the East End and a jack-of-all-trades who worked right up to the end, died of a heart attack on July 15 at Southampton Hospital. He was 77.

Deborah Ann Light, a philanthropist, founding member of the Peconic Land Trust, and a pioneering Wiccan priestess, died on Tuesday in Gainesville, Fla., after a long illness. She was 80.

James S. Marcus, who knew he was an opera buff by the time he was a teenager and went on to become a director of the prestigious Metropolitan Opera Guild and chairman of the board of the Metropolitan Opera itself, died on July 6.
John A. Vassilaros, who enjoyed entertaining friends and family at his Ocean Road house in Bridgehampton, died there of cancer on Friday.
Daniel Kalish, a carpenter and contractor who was a longtime member of the Bridgehampton Fire Department, died at his home on Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton on Saturday.